Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. His nature – if that word can be used in reference to man, who has ‘invented’ himself by saying ‘no’ to nature – consists in his longing to realize himself in another. Man is nostalgia and a search for communion. Therefore, when he is aware of himself he is aware of his lack of another, that is, of his solitude.
~Octavio Paz, from:The Labyrinth of Solitude
Image: Ivan Vasiliev in The Labyrinth of Solitude. Choreography by Patrick de Bana for “Kings of the Dance.” Photo: Nikolai Krusser (via: google plus | Zaine Ridling)
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Whoopers in Black
Edwin Kats HERE (via: shutterstopper.com)
Royal Ballet of Flanders, 2006. Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Music: G.B. Pergolesi, Dancers: Craig Davidson, Melissa Ligurgo
See previous Mozart- Lacrimosa - Requiem post: HERE
Three Ostrich Eggs, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century
Decorated in gold lacquer with figures, birds and frogs, two perspex stands and one lacquered stand (christies — image via: rosslynhind on pinterest)
Lucy Van Dael - Partita N°2, Allemanda
Girl and Cat
Andrée Bosquet (Belgian, 1900-80)
From Wiki: ”Andrée Bosquet, born in Tournai in 1900 was a Belgian painter. She died in La Louvière in 1980. She was Frans Depooter’s wife. Coming from cultured society, she took painting courses with M. Putsage (pastel), Anto Carte, and E.Motte, but she was primarily self-taught. She exhibited regularly from 1922 onwards, invited in particular by the Groupe Nervia and Le Bon Vouloir (Mons). She was awarded the Charles Caty Prize in 1963. Using oil, red chalk and charcoal, Andrée Bosquet painted and drew, with simplicity and delicate elegance but without affectation, self-portraits and children’s portraits, restful and clear still lifes, and bouquets of an exquisite fragility. Her choice went towards soft and fine colors in half-tints and towards round and statuesque shapes. Her style cannot be connected with any school defined by art history, even though it might be likened to the Florentine Primitives or have common features with naïve art or Symbolism. Her works can be seen in various Belgian museums (Ghent, Brussels, Mons, La Louvière).”